Confidence is growing among clean energy supporters that the Abbott government will be forced to back down over plans to make deep cuts to the renewable energy target (RET).
The third independent editorial audit of ABC content has found that the public broadcaster's local radio stations are in touch with the concerns of the community.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reviewing the performance of his front bench and says some of his ministers are "getting As and some are getting A pluses".
Australia does not need the legal protection of a United Nations Security Council resolution to wage war in Iraq, Tony Abbott has declared, while pointedly leaving open the option of extending the mission into Syria if needed.
Tony Abbott stripped Kevin Rudd of travel entitlements he had granted his prime ministerial predecessor just one month prior, documents show.
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten have met privately and resolved to work together to maximise the prospects of the referendum recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.
The referendum to recognise indigenous Australians in the constitution will not be held in 2016, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, because he does not want the federal election to infect the bipartisan Recognise campaign.
Entitlements for former prime ministers should not be decided at the "whim of individual PMs", according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who has called for greater transparency around politicians perks.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has found an unlikely defender against online attacks claiming he is a dual citizen and ineligble to hold office.